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Snow Pear Oolong (Xue Li)


This is a comparatively rare Oolong in the U.S. market.  It is a smaller leaf varietal with a quite distinct aroma and flavor. Snow Pear is grown in the AnXi Region of Fujian Province.  Its rolled leaves are a light shade of green and offer a subtle, fragrant flavor that hint as to why this Oolong is named after the pear. As with all well-made Oolongs, its taste is nuanced and leaves leave a distinct yet light, sweet, fruit-like aftertaste. This is an Oolong you will not often find outside China. It is made more to a local or "fresh" style crafted to regional taste preferences.  Snow Pear offers another glimpse into China's seemingly endless range of varietals and tastes.  Lot #8.


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Silk Road Teas is an award-winning purveyor of rare and artisan teas. Every year, we travel extensively in China, visiting small farms, out-of-the-way tea markets, cooperatives and specialty tea companies to find teas that offer our customers the highest quality and a distinctive taste experience. As a result, our teas are widely recognized for their variety and unparalleled quality. Quite simply, you won't find a finer tea anywhere. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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Silk Road Teas is more than just tea. We are committed to giving back to our community by providing jobs packaging our teas to disabled adults. As the older brother of a disabled person, Ned Heagerty, Silk Road Teas President, recognized the challenges and limited opportunities disabled adults face. So he wanted to make a difference. It is a small step, but it is an action we believe in and will continue to follow. Recently, we were honored by receiving the Employer of the Year Award from Integrated Community Services (ICS) for our commitment to employ persons with disabilities.

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This tea is perhaps the most lightly oxidized of the teas we purchase.

It goes very well in the afternoon as a refreshing cup and particularly with baked goods. Such as cookies!

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  1. Sooth, Silky, Extremely Pleasing 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Feb 2015

    This oolong is lovely. I prefer oolongs that are not heavily fired, I don't like a smoky or firey taste. This oolong is similar to some of the lightly processed Twaiian oologs. It has a lot of flavor while at the same time is very light on the tounge. Lovely aroma.

  2. Good taste 3 Star Review

    Posted by on 11th Jun 2014

    Good tea with a mild Oolong flavor.

Silk Road Teas has received the Employer of the Year Award from Integrated Community Services (ICS) for their commitment to employ persons with disabilities. Silk Road Teas is committed to improving the quality of life for disabled persons, sharing the belief with ICS that business can substantively help people with disabilities achieve independent lives by providing jobs in an encouraging and supportive environment.

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Our tea boxesare hand packaged by an adult with disabilities. Silk Road Teas remains committed to creating opportunity and jobs in our community.

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...What sets Silk Road Teas apart from others is the Heagertys are using their success and new tea line as a way to give back to the community...

Gives Back They're amazing people and of course the product is phenomenal. We're so proud to be associated with them. In today's nonprofit world, truly the best things you can have are compatible, giving partners.

Julie Burford, Program Manager and Founder of the Ceres Community Project of Marin.


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